Zhinvali Dam

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Zhinvali Dam
Zhinvali Dam.jpg
Zhinvali Dam is located in Georgia (country)
Zhinvali Dam
Location of Zhinvali Dam in Georgia
Country Georgia
Location Zhinvali
Coordinates 42°08′06″N 44°46′20″E / 42.13500°N 44.77222°E / 42.13500; 44.77222Coordinates: 42°08′06″N 44°46′20″E / 42.13500°N 44.77222°E / 42.13500; 44.77222
Status Operational
Construction began 1974
Opening date 1985
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Pebble-fill dam
Impounds Aragvi River
Height 102 m (335 ft)
Length 415 m (1,362 ft)
Width (crest) 9 m (30 ft)
Width (base) 484.75 m (1,590.4 ft)
Creates Zhinvali Reservoir
Total capacity 0.52 km3 (420,000 acre·ft)
Power station
Turbines 2 X 65 MW
Installed capacity 130 MW

The Zhinvali Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in the Caucasus Mountains in Zhinvali, Georgia. The Zhinvali Hydroelectric Power Plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 65 MW each having a total capacity of 130 MW.[1]

The building of the dam in 1986 formed the Zhinvali Reservoir.[2]

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  1. ^ Zhinvali Hydro Power Plant
  2. ^ "The Khevi-Aragvi Biosphere Reserve". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

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